Fatal intersection at Redland Bay on state government's radar for roadworks amid calls for urgent upgrades

DANGEROUS: The intersection of Serpentine Creek Road and Cleveland-Redland Bay Road was the site of a fatal accident on Tuesday. Photo: Google
DANGEROUS: The intersection of Serpentine Creek Road and Cleveland-Redland Bay Road was the site of a fatal accident on Tuesday. Photo: Google

MAIN Roads Minister Mark Bailey says a dangerous Redland Bay T-junction is on the state government's radar for roadworks, after a woman was killed in a car and truck crash on Tuesday.

Police said preliminary investigations indicated a silver Mazda had turned right from Serpentine Creek Road when it collided with a truck on Cleveland-Redland Bay Road.

The driver of the truck was not physically injured.

The crash sparked calls from residents to improve the intersection, which was also the site of a fatal crash in March last year.

At the time, police alleged a Hyundai sedan turned right from Serpentine Creek Road into Cleveland-Redland Bay Road and collided with a ute travelling south.

The Hyundai was engulfed by flames by the time emergency services arrived. The 70-year-old driver died at the scene.

On Facebook, some locals called for an urgent upgrade to the T-junction, which is located where Cleveland-Redland Bay Road rounds a corner.

Colin Penrose said he had experienced a staggering amount of near misses there.

"The biggest issue with this intersection is the (give way) sign," he said.

"People drive up to it have a quick look a go. It should be a stop sign. It should have always been a stop sign. Either that or close it off and make it left in, left out only."

Liz Bowers-Everingham said the T-junction needed a set of lights.

Some said motorists needed to take more care, with traffic, speeding and aggressive driving a problem on Redlands roads.

Others thought the intersection had clear visibility and there was nothing wrong with it.

Mr Bailey said the Main Roads Department had completed a planning study of the Cleveland Redland Bay Road corridor and was about to start designing potential safety improvements, including at this intersection.

The speed limit in the area was dropped from 90km/h to 80km/h in March.

Mr Bailey said it was too early to determine whether that move had made a difference to driver safety.

A combined $84 million in upgrades is scheduled for Cleveland-Redland Bay Road north of the intersection and Beenleigh-Redland Bay Road to the south.

The latter works will include adding new turning lanes between Mount Cotton Road and Serpentine Creek in Carbrook.

A TMR spokesperson told the Redland City Bulletinearlier this year that there had been 148 road traffic crashes recorded on Cleveland-Redland Bay Road between 2014 and 2019, including three fatalities.